Sports  September 28, 2016
Beautiful game gives kiss of life to 'dust of life'
Nicaragua play Kenya in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil in 2014Brazilian World Cup winner Gilberto Silva knows what it is like to grow up without money, but admits he cried when he heard first hand the harrowing story of one homeless child."I came from a poor background but at least I had my family around me," said the 39-year-old, a former midfielder who won the World Cup in 2002 and was also a key member of ...  Full Story
After Allardyce implosion, who next for England?
Sam Allardyce (R) and Arsene Wenger (L), meeting as managers of West Ham and Arsenal respectively, in 2014England find themselves looking for a new manager again after Sam Allardyce's mere 67 days in charge came to a stunning end following controversial comments he made to undercover reporters.With England about to resume their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Gareth Southgate has been put in caretaker charge but it is by no means certain that he wi...  Full Story
Mourinho 'feels sorry' for Allardyce
After a mere 67 days in charge of the English football team, Sam AllardyceManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he "feels sorry" for Sam Allardyce and still respects him, a day after his reign as England boss came to a sudden and premature end.After a mere 67 days in charge of the national side, Allardyce paid the price on Tuesday for indiscreetly talking with undercover Daily Telegraph reporters posing ...  Full Story
Johanna Konta battles into final eight at Wuhan
BritainBriton Johanna Konta stepped closer to joining the world's top ten after downing Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in a tight battle to reach the Wuhan Open quarter finals on Wednesday.Konta won the epic, nearly hour-long first set and was then forced into a tie-break by the Spaniard in the second.Eighth-ranked Navarro was on the brink of taking that se...  Full Story
Afghan spinners dismiss Bangladesh for 208 in 2nd ODI
Rashid Khan took three wickets as Afghanistan dismissed Bangladesh for 208 in the second one-day international in Dhaka on September 28, 2016Leg spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 as Afghanistan dismissed Bangladesh for a modest 208 runs in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Wednesday.Needing a win to bounce back in the three-match series, Afghanistan's slow bowlers bowled brilliantly to restrict Bangladesh as off-spinner Mohammad Nabi claimed 2-16 in his 10 overs.Medium pacer Mirw...  Full Story
Ex-England manager Allardyce admits 'error of judgment'
Former England football manager Sam Allardyce speaks to the press outside his home in Bolton on September 28, 2016Sam Allardyce admitted an "error of judgment" on Wednesday after his career as England manager came to a humiliating end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters."Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that," Allardyce told reporters outside his home in Bolton, northwest England.Allardyce added he had simply b...  Full Story
British minister calls for corruption probe
England manager Sam Allardyce was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking his predecessor Roy HodgsonBritain's sports minister has called for the latest allegations of corruption in English football to be "investigated fully" following Sam Allardyce's sacking as England manager.Allardyce's mere 67 days in charge of the national side dramatically came to a close on Tuesday. The 61-year-old was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate ...  Full Story
India's top court says BCCI 'acting like lords'
IndiaIndia's top court slammed the country's powerful cricket board on Wednesday for failing to comply with stipulated reforms following corruption scandals, saying its officials were "behaving like lords".The Supreme Court instructed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to "fall in line" with a retired judge's proposals for sweeping changes...  Full Story